Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $16,577)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
Grant County and the city of Marion will use FY 2010 JAG funds to secure essential law enforcement equipment. Specific grant funded items to be purchased will include a bar-coding system that will track the movement of all evidence and property in the city police department's evidence storage facility and in-car video cameras that will be housed in the Sheriff's Department vehicles. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.